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The Russian president, Vladimir Putin called German chancellor Angela Merkel’s allowing large numbers of refugees to settle in Germany a ‘cardinal mistake’.(AFP)

Western-style liberalism is obsolete, says Vladimir Putin

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Putin lauded the rise of populism in Europe and America, adding that ideas such as multiculturalism are “no longer tenable”.
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Members of Ayyappa Dharma Samrakshana Samithi protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple, New Delhi, October 14, 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members of Ayyappa Dharma Samrakshana Samithi protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple, New Delhi, October 14, 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

It is time to reorient liberalism to its communitarian roots

By Arghya Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:45 AM IST
India, with a societal ethos that stresses duties over rights, the collective over the individual, with a deep understanding of the self that transcends materiality, would be well-placed to reorient liberalism to its communitarian roots.
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